Bongo Comics, Matt Groening’s publishing house that mainly printed Simpsons and Futurama material (and assisted Stephen Hillenburg in the Spongebob Comics series), went out of business in 2018, and most people aren’t aware what a loss that truly was. With the Hollywood writer’s strike in full swing we’re hearing a lot of gripes about the studio system. Well, I have yet to hear a single complaint from a former worker about Bongo. It was pretty much the only publisher that WASN’T a profits-first, writers-last organization.
The Alien Roleplaying Game has grown into one of Free League’s most popular products since its introduction in 2019. It’s successful enough that it’s about to expand beyond its tabletop origins. Free League announced today a partnership with Titan Books, who holds the license to make Alien novels, for a crossover storyline that will affect both the novels and the game.